Super Why Guitar
Your children can play along with the Super Readers with their very own Super Why! Guitar!
- Target Age: 3-6
- Learning Goals: letter Identification, fine motor skills, music notes
- Related Episode: Jack and the Beanstalk
The following activity introduces reading music, linking musical notes with letters of the alphabet, along with an appreciation of the power of music to soothe.
- Shoe Box without a lid
- Markers or Crayons
- Paper towel tube
- Clear tape
- 4-8 Rubber bands
- Have your child decorate the outside of the shoebox and paper towel tube! Ideas to decorate:
- Draw music notes on a scale (make sure to label them, A,B,C,D,E,F,G!)
- Write all of his/her favorite letters
- Draw their favorite Super Reader!
(Option 2 is that we could have these items be printables as well that need to be colored in and then glued to the pieces of paper; hence the glue stick I added as optional)
- Talk with your child about what their favorite song is. What is his/her favorite bedtime song? Sing it together using your new guitar.
- Sing the Alphabet Song together.
- Sing each letter with a word that starts with that letter - A is for alligator, B is for Book, C is for Crayon. Pause for your child to fill in a word.
- If you have a piano, make an Alphabet piano by putting letters on the piano keys. Teach your kid how to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb;"
E D C D E E E D D D E G G E D C D E E E D D E D C
- Make more musical instruments to make a Super Why! Band! Play drums with an empty bucket, cut holes in a paper towel tube to make a recorder.
- Speak with your child about how each note makes a different sound, and each note has two names; Do/C, Rei/D, Mi/E, Fa/F, So/G, La/A, Ti/B, Do/C.
- Think of a song that starts with the first letter in your child's name.